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Element Critical Expands Executive Team to Support Its Rapid Growth Trajectory

Element Critical, a leading provider of tailored data center and IT infrastructure services backed by solutions engineering expertise, just announced exciting new details regarding its growing leadership team. As the company continues to scale, Wayne Dietrich has been appointed to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Dietrich brings valuable leadership experience to Element Critical’s executive team. With diverse management knowledge spanning over two decades, Dietrich will now lead Element Critical’s sales and operations activities and direct all administrative functions. 

“Wayne’s passion for the business and constant drive to achieve success is infectious,” said Ken Parent, Element Critical CEO. “We are excited to have steady leadership at the operational helm as we continue to expand our colocation platform, broaden our customer base, and scale our business overall.”

Dietrich joined Element Critical in February of 2019 as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. He quickly made an impact by demonstrating excellent leadership, employing his vast industry knowledge, and operating with integrity, which is paramount to the brand. Prior to his role with Element Critical, he served as Chief Sales Officer at Cologix. Moreover, he has held various leadership roles at powerhouse companies such as Ciena, Centurylink, Alcatel-Lucent and AT&T Bell Labs. Dietrich’s success in recruiting and building high-performing teams, channel partner programs, and strategic alliances that drive measurable results in fast-paced and high growth tech environments is an asset that will continue to enhance Element Critical.

 “Our focus and commitment have always been, “customer first,” said Dietrich. “The ability to lead the company’s day-to-day operating cadence and act with integrity, urgency and strategic purpose to support clients and help grow the business is genuinely rewarding.”

Additionally, Element Critical has made another exciting personnel move with the addition of Ed Grundhauser to assume Sales & Marketing leadership responsibilities. Collaborating with Dietrich to continue growing and bolstering the Element Critical brand, this dynamic duo is as solid as it gets. Previously holding a variety of executive and sales leadership roles at Netrality, CenturyLink, Equinix, Access IT, and Switch & Data, Ed brings significant industry experience and knowledge to the Element Critical team. In his previous role, Ed served as Vice President of Sales at Netrality Data Centers, where he was responsible for developing and implementing Netrality’s data center sales architecture and strategy. Before Netrality, Ed served as the General Manager for Level 3 (now CenturyLink) and was responsible for over $110 million in annualized revenue. 

“Ed brings a wealth of experience from both the telecommunications and data center industries combined with a passion for customers, commitment, and success that complements our core approach,” said Dietrich.

To read the full announcement, click here. 

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